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How this young Filipina got her job in New York's fashion industry

Meet Dana Sy, a young Filipina working in New York. Dana is where a lot of us want to be right now, working in beautiful New York, independent, exploring what life outside the country has to offer her. How did she do it? In this Q & A with Kalibrr, she gives us a little insight into what it's like to work in the Big Apple.Tell us a little bit more about yourself.I studied in the Fashion Institute of Technology with a degree in fashion merchandising and minor in economics after graduating f

5 Ways Pinays Can Be Assertive and Powerful at the Workplace

Filipinas, like many women all over the world, have risen from hundreds of years of inequality to stand side by side with our male counterparts in many industries. Whether we’re at home or at work, we rock at what we do. According to the 2014 World Economic Forum Gender Gap Report, the Philippines ranks number 1 in Asia [http://www.pcw.gov.ph/article/philippines-still-asia%E2%80%99s-top-performer-closing-gender-gap] in closing the gender gap. Our country also ranked 2nd after Norway in the a

Going global: Why get an international internship with AIESEC?

One of the few organizations making a buzz inside my campus is AIESEC. For much of my stay in Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU), I puzzled about what AIESEC does or what it stood for until friends of mine joined and shared their stories with me. For people who don't know what AIESEC is, they would perceive it as an organization wherein connections are made to ensure easy employment. While much of it seems true, the people I interviewed seem to say it's much more than that. AIESEC is a glo

Fresh grads, here's what you need to know on your first day at work

Hey fresh grad, congrats on getting your first job! Now that the arduous process of job hunting is over, you can now breathe a sigh of relief. Well... sort of. Your first day in your new job can either be stressful or stress-free, but it all depends on how prepared you are. The work of preparation never ends. On my first day at my first job, my boss immediately asked me to spearhead a new publication. No ifs or buts. I was lucky enough to have friendly colleagues who treated me to lunch an

How this young Filipina got her job in New York's fashion industry

Meet Dana Sy, a young Filipina working in New York. Dana is where a lot of us want to be right now, working in beautiful New York, independent, exploring what life outside the country has to offer her. How did she do it? In this Q & A with Kalibrr, she gives us a little insight into what it's like to work in the Big Apple.Tell us a little bit more about yourself.I studied in the Fashion Institute of Technology with a degree in fashion merchandising and minor in economics after graduating f

5 Ways Pinays Can Be Assertive and Powerful at the Workplace

Filipinas, like many women all over the world, have risen from hundreds of years of inequality to stand side by side with our male counterparts in many industries. Whether we’re at home or at work, we rock at what we do. According to the 2014 World Economic Forum Gender Gap Report, the Philippines ranks number 1 in Asia [http://www.pcw.gov.ph/article/philippines-still-asia%E2%80%99s-top-performer-closing-gender-gap] in closing the gender gap. Our country also ranked 2nd after Norway in the a

Going global: Why get an international internship with AIESEC?

One of the few organizations making a buzz inside my campus is AIESEC. For much of my stay in Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU), I puzzled about what AIESEC does or what it stood for until friends of mine joined and shared their stories with me. For people who don't know what AIESEC is, they would perceive it as an organization wherein connections are made to ensure easy employment. While much of it seems true, the people I interviewed seem to say it's much more than that. AIESEC is a glo

Fresh grads, here's what you need to know on your first day at work

Hey fresh grad, congrats on getting your first job! Now that the arduous process of job hunting is over, you can now breathe a sigh of relief. Well... sort of. Your first day in your new job can either be stressful or stress-free, but it all depends on how prepared you are. The work of preparation never ends. On my first day at my first job, my boss immediately asked me to spearhead a new publication. No ifs or buts. I was lucky enough to have friendly colleagues who treated me to lunch an

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